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Newsletter 25 October 2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome to our weekly newsletter which will contain dates for the diary, updates on what the children have been enjoying during the week, reminders and any additional information to keep parents in the loop.

We would firstly like to thank all parents/families for their participation in our ‘Halloween Dress Up Day’. We have loved seeing all the children in their costumes; we have managed to raise £9.00 which will be put back into the setting. We’ve had lots of exciting dance games, pass the parcel, pumpkin painting, a sensory disco and party snack throughout. Again many thanks for the money raised J

We have had a busy last week of term as we had our photoshoot on Thursday with Andrea Turvey.  The children have had some lovely photos taken and each parent will be given a letter containing an access code to view their child’s photographs with the information on how to purchase photos if desired.

We have also been out for the first time this term in the large outdoor garden. The children have been using the new equipment exploring the climbing walls and stairs, role playing in the boat, exploring the bug hotel and playing in the sand pits. We have had ‘spooky spaghetti’ and playdough indoors and creative craft areas where the children have made facemasks and Halloween themed paintings as well as jigsaws and magnetic building. It is safe to say the children have had a fantastic term with lots of laughter and learning throughout, so I hope you all enjoy a well-deserved break as we have had a super long term. To all children and families stay safe and we will see you back in setting on Monday 4th November. J

Polite reminder:

Brayton Headstart is a NUT FREE setting. Can we refrain from putting anything containing nuts in pack ups, including chocolate spread and peanut butter. We have a child in setting that is severely allergic to nuts and is in use of an EPI pen due to serious risk of anaphylactic shock. Any pack ups that contain nuts will be disposed of due to the serious nature of the risk to the child.

Many of our children have started potty training which is fantastic and we offer lots of encouragement and praise for our children at Headstart. Please could parents ensure they provide spare pants/pull ups and extra clothes in case accidents do occur as we have recently had a shortage of spares.

We also are experiencing mixed weather and the summer months are coming to an end so if parents can also ensure they provide wellington boots/spare shoes, coats or waterproofs as this will help to keep the children dry and protects clothing from outdoor/messy play.

The registers are looking extremely healthy for the academic year 2019-2020 and we encourage those that are hoping for extra sessions or places for the following year to book now as spaces are limited. Please feel free to speak to Monika or Rachel if you want to extend any sessions so we can try and accommodate and prioritise those that are already in setting.

Many Thanks,

Brayton Headstart